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Aug 9, 2013 1:00pm PDT
quote >> this is a terrible failure of leadership. this is the nsa version of the obama apology talk. this is a successful program. the nsa program is successful. yesterday the president is allowing edward snowden to pull the puppet strings. this man is a traitor to our country and the president somehow feels he has to cater to him. for the last two months since this issue has been out there, the president has been awol,
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Aug 9, 2013 1:00pm PDT
quote wish he showed the same anger toward edward snowden as he did toward republicans on obama care. there was no outrage there when he was asked do you think he's a patriot? what do you mean you don't think he is? this man's a traitor. to me commander in chief should show much more war time leadership than has been show by the president on this issue.
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Aug 18, 2013 3:00pm PDT
oath whether she could afford her husband's legal fees. >>> president obama will be talking economics and the importance of a college education when he rolls into western new york on thursday. it's all part of the administration's two-day economic bus tour. mr. obama will also make a stop in pennsylvania. >>> on friday, we'll get an important indicator how the country's housing market is doing when the new home sales report is released. last month, sales surged 8.3%. that's your weekly five. >>> you are in the cnn newsroom. nice to have you here with us. >>> massive wildfire in idaho is forcing thousands of families to pack up and leave their homes we have new photos of the huge wildfire we want to show you here. this is from i-reporter john koth. strong winds are creating huge clouds of smoke. more than 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze as we speak. evacuation orders now cover 2,200 homes and six communities. the beaver creek wildfire has burned more than 100,000 acres and is only % contained. paul, we learn snow guns are being used to protect some areas from the fi
CNN
Aug 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
progress and carly belcher and carly fiorina. i want to talk about the pickle that president obama is in with regard to syria. you two in the middle, the democrats know, especially you, cornell, that president obama beat hillary clinton, who was unbeatable, everyone thought, in 2008 in part because of the fact that he was an anti-war candidate against iraq. now he finds himself in a position where this could be a really serious situation with chemical weapons in syria. and there could be mounting pressure, internationally, to get involved. >> it is a pickle. because on the one side, your sort of the basically the democratic party and not just the democratic party, but americans broadly do not want troops on the ground and bombing in syria. once we start bombing, we kind of own part of the situation there. so there's a tough place. but at the same time, when, if they are using chemical weapons against their own people, the president is going to have to make the case against the american people that they have to decide their own fate. however, there's got to be rules of engagement an
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Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm PDT
catastrophic aftermath. will president obama strike syria? and what will be the cost to this country? i'll talk to sen tar john mccain. he said strikes now will be too little too late and the tragic toll of chemical weapons. dr. sanjay gupta, and the interview many are talking about. what james dimaggio's sister told me about hanna anderson. >> the hanna anderson that i saw a few nights ago on tv is certainly not the girl that stayed in my home three weeks prior to them disappearing. >> tonight, i'll talk to drew about what he thinks of her shocking claims. >>> i want to begin with the big story tonight. a report from jim acosta. >> briefed congressional leaders and key committee members this evening because the briefing was on a non-secure conference call, the information was unclassified. the lawmakers are saying administration said there is no doubt officials were responsible for last week's chemical weapons attack. one lawmaker told cnn they were told about intercepted communications from a high level syrian official, which clearly indicates they were responsible for these weapons, and the
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Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. president obama in his own words on his plans for syria. what he means by consequences for the assad regime. >>> a montana man convicted of raping his 14-year-old student, how could a judge only sentence him to 30 days in prison? an exclusive interview tonight with the victim's mother. >>> and four famous words, i have a dream. dr. martin luther king's vision 50 years later. has the dream come true? let's go outfront. >>> i'm jessica yellin in for erin burnett. outfront tonight breaking news. making the case for war. president obama directly addressed the possibility of a strike against syria just moments ago in an interview with pbs' the news hour. >> we have not yet made a decision but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place. and nobody disputes or hardly anybody disputes that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in syria against civilian populations. we have looked at all of the evidence and we do not believe the opposition possessed nuclear weapons or chemical weapons of that sort. we do not believe that given the delivery
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Aug 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
, wait for it, president obama. >>> and, 32 days, 18 accusers and one very pitiful fall from office. san diego mayor bob filner strikes a deal. "newsroom" is back after a break. ♪ ♪ he's a 20-year-straight, get to work on time ♪ ♪ ♪ he's loved one woman for all his life ♪ ♪ ♪ everybody knows he ain't just tough ♪ ♪ he's strong [ male announcer ] the all-new 2014 chevy silverado. strong for all the roads ahead. [ male announcer ] a family that vacations together, sunscreens together. find a hilton everywhere you want to go with rates as low as $109 per night. book now at hilton.com/getaway. . it is clear this morning that hannah anderson does not want to be seen as a victim. the teenager kidnapped by a family friend who murdered her mother and brother decided to go public on nbc's "today" show anderson said she's not a victim, she's a survivor and talked publicly about ethan and her mom for the very first time. >> he had a really big heart and she was strong hearted and very tough. she knew how to handle things. >> hannah also explained those 13 calls her abductor
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Aug 21, 2013 1:00pm PDT
documeing a video. a dozen were killed, manning is one of the seven americans whom the obama administration has charged with leaking classified information to the media. those seven, more than twice, than all previous presidential administrations combined. >>> coming up next on "the lead" would you risk your life for a vacation? one prime minister is saying that's exactly what hair citizens are doing if they take a trip to -- the united states. >>> it's being called racist, and it hasn't aired yesterday. do the jokes on "dads" go too far? just by talking to a helmet. it grabbed the patient's record before we even picked him up. it found out the doctor we needed was at st. anne's. wiggle your toes. [ driver ] and it got his okay on treatment from miles away. it even pulled strings with the stoplights. my ambulance talks with smoke alarms and pilots and stadiums. but, of course, it's a good listener too. [ female announcer ] today cisco is connecting the internet of everything. so everything works like never before. humans. we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an im
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Aug 31, 2013 3:00pm PDT
watching cnn live. you saw the president today. president obama transforming syria's civil war transforming it into a tdomestic issue and putting his own credibility on the line. he will seek congressional authorization. >> that's why i've made a second decision. i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american people's representatives in congress. for the last several days we've heard from members of congress who want their voices to be heard. i absolutely agree. >> the president's decision has opened a whole new conversation here in the u.s. over what to do about syria's civil war. support and opposition for the president's call to action crosses all political lines. members of both parties have lined up in support but vocal opposition is strong. >> i'm troubled by the justi justifications the obama administration has put forth so far. much of their discussion has concerned what they describe as international norms and they have suggested that the u.s. military should be employed to vindicate so-called international norms. in my view, u.s. military forces just
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Aug 28, 2013 10:00pm PDT
that's all for us tonight. "anderson cooper starts right now." >>> breaking news, president obama says there is no doubt that chemical weapons were used in syria or the syrian regime used them. the question now, what will he do about it? we will look at the tough choices. they have run from our cameras. the charity we identified as america's worst, raising tens of millions, they say for dying children but spending next to nothing on them. finally they are talking. their claim and how it adds up. we are keeping them honest. >>> later, president obama stands where dr. king stood a half century ago and speaks of courage. we will speak to maya angelou who is and was part of that struggle and she is joining me tonight. we begin with syria and the breaking news. president obama not saying if or when but making the case for a limited strike on syria. not to take down the assad regime but punish it for using chemical weapons. he spoke to gwen eiffel and judy woodruff who asked him the question off the bat. >> how close are you to using a military strike and can you assure the american peo
CNN
Aug 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
cruise missiles. >> obama orders a report justifying a strike as assad tell s america, you will fail. >>> also, yosemite tinderbox. firefighters replace tourists as thousands race to save an american treasure. >> oh, my god. >> this morning, condition critical. new concerns for the largest trees on earth, california's beautiful sequoias. have they met their match? >>> plus, extreme heat shutting down schools in the midwest. temperatures soaring well above 100. >> it's just really hot, and it's just hard because we're sweating and stuff like that. >> classes cancelled, practice postponed. relief not coming at least until the weekend. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin in syria and late developments on the possibility of u.s. military strikes. just minutes ago, we learned that defense secretary chuck hagel told the bbc the united states is ready to go if president obama orders an attack on syria. and that's not the only new development. within the last hour, we've learned of a u.s. intelligence report t
CNN
Aug 15, 2013 2:00pm PDT
later was a v.i.p. at president obama's inaugural. the only inaugural he ever attended. i turn you over to wolf blitzer in "the situation." >>> americans warned to leave egypt. the violence spiraling out of control, prompting president obama to speak out. also former congressman ron paul is here to talk about baobama care, a possible government shut down, his son's political possibilities. and when martin luther king, jr. went off script and made history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> it's certainly one of america's most important allies in the middle east. right now egypt is unraveling as the world watches. the united nations security council will hold an urgent meeting this hour in new york. the united states is telling americans to get out of egypt. the state department says if you're in egypt, leave. if you need help, ask. and if you're planning to go to egypt, don't do it. more than 500 people were killed in clashes yesterday, thousands were injured leaving the country reeling. fred joins us live from cairo. what did you see today on the streets of the e
CNN
Aug 26, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. today, the obama administration laid out its case for retaliation because it says the syrian government did, in fact, use chemical weapons against its own people. >> anyone who could claiming that an attack of this staggering scale could be contrived or fabricated, needs to check their conscience and their own moral compass. what's before us today is real and it is compelling. president obama believes that there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> so what's the reaction from syria? cnn's fred had rare, inside access to damascus and cnn is the only western television network in damascus now. fred, tell us what's the reaction from the ground there? >> reporter: hi, jessica. the syrian government hadn't put out statements after kerry's speech but they are reacting and you can certainly see they're at least hearing the message. what's going on is the foreign minister of the country has called for awe press conference for tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. local time and generally you can see the syrian
CNN
Aug 13, 2013 1:00pm PDT
benghazi attacks anyway. i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." the world lead, president obama, secretary of state hillary clinton and others blamed him for the deadly attacks on the compound in benghazi. they were wrong but he went to jail anyway for violating the terms of his parole. the mystery man behind the film "innocence of muslims." and they say their stop & frisk" policy fights crime. but they say the real crime is being black. and the money lead, it looks like the world has found a cure for its blackberry addiction. now you can't give these things away. what happened? >> good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead." some movement on the terror case that paralyzed the nation. while dzhokhar tsarnaev is awaiting trial in a prison sell, two of his best friends were in court today, both 19-year-old natives of kazakhstan studying in the united states pleaded not guilty today to charges of obstruction of justice. they were arrested following the bombing after police said they took key evidence from tsarnaev's dorm room following the bombing. susan what can you tell us? >> jake, the
CNN
Aug 20, 2013 2:00pm PDT
suffered a stroke. we're also learning that president obama spoke with the vice president over the weekend to extend his best wishes. joining us now to explain this more is our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. elizabeth, first off, what do we know about bo biden's status? >> we really don't know much. we know that he had this recent episode of disorientation and weakness. we know he's being evaluated at md anderson, which is a renowned cancer center. that's all they do. i think it is important, it is significant where he is. he is being evaluated at a cancer center. we don't know what that means, but we do know that that's important. >> now, one of the other things we do know is that he had a mild stroke in 2010. a lot of times if someone is ill, you look back to past afflictions they've had. so we know that about him. obviously he was very young when that happened. could this be something that is related or does it seem unlikely? >> right, i mean, he's only 44 now so he was even younger when he had that stroke. it is possible that it's related. i know we don't usually think o
CNN
Aug 7, 2013 6:00am PDT
you, nice it see you guys. happening now in "newsroom." president obama sitting on jay leno's couch for 45 minutes talking about terror, lunch with hillary, the olympics and trayvon martin. >> there are some things that we can do to foster better understanding and to make sure that we don't have laws in place that encourage the kind of violent encounter. >>> plus, an emotional plea and a massive manhunt. a father and a personal message to his kidnapped daughter. >> hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run. you'll be found. >>> also, help wanted. hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of jobs coming to tennessee. the best business story you will hear all day. >>> plus, this -- >> my father spent three years restoring this car. it is his love. it is his passion. >> it's his fault he didn't lock the garage. >> for sale. the house that made it famous from "ferris bueller's day off" on the market. "newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning from new york, i'm anna coren sitting in for carol costello. president obama makes a return appearance
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 1:00pm PDT
that the u.s. will strike syria, president obama declared that he is definitely, positively, without a doubt still considering his options. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed. i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken. in no event are we considering ne kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground that, would involve a long-term campaign, but we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act. >> now, just a short time before that, secretary kerry used language that sounded quite a bit more forceful as he gave the broad strokes outlining the evidence that the u.s. says it has on syria. >> it matters because if we choose to live in a world where a thug and a murderer like bashar al assad can gas thousands of his own people with impugnity, even after the united states and our allies said no and then the world does nothing about it, there will be no end to the test of our resolve. >> kerry also strongly indicated that the u.s. is wi
CNN
Aug 6, 2013 1:00pm PDT
to relive it all. >> and president obama will propose phasing out mortgage giants fannie and freddie but they back half the mortgages in this country so what does it mean for the value of your home? >> good afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. we begin our world lead with this breaking news on a major terrorism investigation. for nearly a year, the family of those killed at the diplomatic post in benghazi have been waiting for answers. >> here's what she told him. >> the investigative team did not even try to contact him, he says. now there is major news about this suspect in the benghazi attacks. i want to welcome cnn's new justice reporter, evan perez, to "the lead." what you have learned? >> the first criminal charges have been filed, we've been told, in new york under seal. ackman is the person being charged and the investigation is continuing and they're still working on perhaps bringing charges against other individuals but this is a major individual in the case. >> and who is he? >> he is a leader of one of the many militias that the government is dependent upon to he
CNN
Aug 27, 2013 10:00am PDT
to say that president obama is not going to recall congress to seek some type of similar measure before proceeding? >> first of all, i don't want to engage in speculation about a course of action that's not been decided upon. when the president has an announcement to make, he'll make it. as this process is undertaken, we're consulting directly with house and senate leaders in congress. we're consulting with the leadership of relevant committees and other members who have a keen interest in this manner. i think you've seen that documents by some members who have spoken to it. that process will continue. we think it's important that the consultation process take place in a matter like this at such gravity. we're also as we have made clear engaging with our international partners as a substantial list of communications that the secretary of state has had and the president has had consultations with canadian prime minister harper today and in recent days with british prime minister. i would anticipate the president will continue to make calls to his counterparts throughout the week.
CNN
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
situation room." >>> john, thanks very much. happening now, breaking news, the obama administration taking its strongest stance yet against syria. the secretary of state, john kerry, making it clear he has no doubt chemical weapons were used and there must be accountability. also, desperate efforts under way right now to save yosemite national park from an historic wildfire that's already scorched an area the size of chicago. and a rare interview with the oldest justice on the u.s. supreme court. why ruth bader ginsburg said this court is, quote, one of the most activist courts in history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> jarring words by secretary of state john kerry. the white house says there is very little doubt the syrian regime is responsible for that attack and president obama is now evaluating how the united states plans to respond. it all comes on the same day u.n. inspectors, despite sniper fire, managed to visit one of th
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Aug 31, 2013 7:00am PDT
. but will president obama bend to public pressure, and will the u.s. military have to go it alone? >> under no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground. >> no boots on the ground. so what are the alternatives? we'll show you what a u.s. military strike on syria might look like and what the possible targets are. >>> a highly interesting turn by the feds over state marijuana laws, but don't get too excited, mary jane, there's a catch. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm brianna keilar. >> i'm victor blackwell. 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 on the west coast. you are in the cnn "newsroom." >>> we begin this hour with breaking news on the crisis in syria. we have gotten words that the united nations weapons inspectors are out of syria and on a flight to europe and they're carrying with them any evidence they found of a chemical weapons attack in a damascus suburb on august 21st. why is it so critical that inspectors have left syria? well, the thought is with the u.n. team out, the window is now open for a possible u.s. military strike. >>
CNN
Aug 14, 2013 4:00pm PDT
cargo plane. >>> at least 278 dead in cairo tonight. the obama administration still says what happened there is not a coup. are they dead wrong about the egypt. >>> and the 16-year-old girl abducted by her father's friend gives a surprising interview online. how she says he was able to kill her mother and brother without her knowing. let's go outfront. >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. we begin with the developing story. new details on the ups cargo plane that crashed near the birmingham airport. we know the plane broke to pieces, as you can see. it was an inferno. both pilots on board lost their lives and officials have not yet been able to recover the plane's black box. at this hour that wreckage is still burning. what is the latest on the ground that you know? >> reporter: the people living around this airport have gotten used to living with jet noise. what woke them up this morning is something they will never forget. the broken and burnt wreckage of the cargo plane sits in an open field a half mile from a neighborhood. nearby broken trees and power lines show how close the jet c
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Aug 31, 2013 8:00am PDT
day. >> you, too. >> thanks so much. >>> here is what we've got this hour. president obama weighing a critical decision today, what to do in syria. and a briefing is expected at the united nations today after inspectors gathered evidence to determine if there was a chemical weapons attack. we have reporters in new york, washington, and, of course, around the world. >>> and investigators are digging into a dark path at an old reform school in florida. they're exhuming unmarked graves, and we'll have more on the disturbing story straight ahead. >>> and three weeks after 16-year-old hannah anderson was rescued, she appears to be recovering from her terrible ordeal, but there are still so many questions. we hear from a family member who wants to know why this happened. >>> united nations inspectors have left syria with bags of evidence and stories from witnesses about a deadly chemical weapon attack. as the world waits to hear what they found, the united nations appears to be getting ready -- rather, the united states appears to be getting ready for a strike. u.s. secretary of state john
CNN
Aug 27, 2013 3:00am PDT
catastrophic consequences if it strikes syria. within days, president obama's national security team will present him with its final detailed options. the administration is already making the case for taking action against syria. >> presidnt obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry accused the assad regime of gassing its own people and called it -- >> moral obscenity. >> reporter: if the president gives the order a senior defense officials says four navy destroyers in the mediterranean sea could execute a mission within hours. u.s. and british submarines are also likely nearby, all armed with cruise missiles. the extremely accurate tomahawks can be fired from 500 miles away, with an ability to change course in mid flight. the potential targets include the delivery systems that can be used to launch weapons, militia training camps being run by bashar al assad and most importantly, the syrian government's command and control centers. >> allahu ak
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Aug 24, 2013 11:00am PDT
-time instead. president obama admits there is more work to do, but is his signature achievement, obamacare, partly to blame? >> more companies have said because of this law they'll have to shift full-time workers to part-time. >> reporter: team retailer now the latest company demoting some full-time workers to part-time not because of obamacare, it's just good business. the teamsters sending a letter to world leaders saying they could destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of america middle class. a middle class in trouble with 14,000 other americans forced to take part-time gigs since march. whatever the reason, the numbers don't lie. is america becoming a nation of part-timers? those are the numbers, but let's get personal. dolly martinez works two part-time jobs. she hasn't been able to find a full-time position since she graduated from college in 2009. >> i usually wake up between 6:30 and 7:30, and then, of course, i would head over to the coffee shop first. that's usually an 8:00 to 2:00 shift. and then, of course, i would have like a 10-minut
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Aug 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
will strike against syria in syria. president obama and secretary of state john kerry presenting the evidence making the case for u.s. military action. horrific new video surfacing showing another -- another attack in syria, this time involving a school and an apparent incendiary device. and my interview this hour with senator rand paul. he questions the goals of a strike on syria and says the president should not act without the support of congress. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." the united states government today declaring its high confidence that the u.s. did carry the devastating chemical attacks that killed 1,400 people, more than a third of them children. an intelligence estimate says the u.s. was able to track preparations by syrian chemical weapons personnel and the tomb firing of rockets. president obama today insisted he has not made a final decision on how to respond, but he also made it very, very clear the u.s. is preparing for what he describes as a limited military strike, even
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Aug 23, 2013 2:00am PDT
crisis worsens. arwa, thank you so much. we'll have more from president obama. chris cuomo interviewed him. that's coming up at 6:00 a.m. eastern. >>> in lebanon, there's word of an air strike. israeli defense forces saying they went after a target for a series of rockets fired. the rockets caused damage. no casualties. an al qaeda linked militant group claimed responsibility. >>> a military base long thought to be part of the nuclear program has been paved over. satellite pictures reviewed by the institute of science and security show large parts of the base, south of tehran are covered with asphalt. u.n. inspectors have been trying to get into that base for years to check on the work. >>> former egyptian leader hosni mubarak in a hospital this morning. he's under house arrest after he was released from jail. he served two years in prison. he was in prison more than two years as he faced charges that he directed the killing of protesters against his rule in the days before, ousted from pow. he faces a retrial on the charges. >>> the american soldier who slaughtered 16 afghan civilians
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Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm PDT
unless president obama wants to go at it alone, which the white house is signaling he might. parliament in england weighing a resolution that would have okayed the use of force. weighing it and finding it wasn't enough. here is the key moment as the measure failed loudly in the house of comments. >> mr. mcneal, you're like an exploded volcano erupted, calm yourself man. the ayes to the right, 272. the noes to the left, 285. so the noes have it. the noes have it. >> moments after the vote, prime minister david cameron assured members he would not exercise what is known as the royal prerogative to go to war without parliamentary approval. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons, but i also believe in respecting the will of this house of commons. it is very clear tonight while the house has not passed a motion, it is clear to me the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people does not want to see british military action. i get that, and the government will act accordingly. >> voted down the measure despite a report
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Aug 23, 2013 3:00am PDT
president barack obama. why are you doing this particular bus tour, what do you believe you can do to help lower the costs of college and give families who are struggling a chance to afford an education? >> couple things we're going to do. number one, we want to create a new system of ratings for colleges so that parents and students know what schools graduate kids on time, good value for the money, lead to good jobs. the second thing we want to do is work with colleges who are doing some interesting things to figure out how do you reduce costs? can you help young people graduate a little faster, and the third thing we want to do is to build on something we've already done which is to try to help students manage their debt. we've got a program right now where you never have to pay more than 10% of your income. >> there's no question that the key to it is cost. the numbers, income 16%, college education costs going up by well over 200%. how do you make them stop, when they hold all the cards in. >> well, when you look at public colleges and universities, part of what's happened is, sta
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Aug 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
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Aug 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >> cnn sits down with president barack obama, syria, egypt, georgia and, of course, the newest member of the family. >> bo was starting to look a little down in the dumps inside the house. and sunny, the new dog, she's only a year old and, you know, the truth is, she's faster than he is. she jumps higher. she's friskier. >>> also, face-to-face. >> we made it. >> the 911 operator and hero antoinette tuff. >> she is a true hero. she missed her calling. >> i feel like i help somebody in need that god was able to use me and it was an honor to be able to be used. >>> plus, woman after woman. >> he told me, your eyes have bewitched me. >> victim after alleged victim. >> and he placed his hand on my back, on my buttocks. >> slide his arm down and then give a little grab to my -- >> today san diego mayor bob filner learns his fate. >> we're not just pieces of meat. >>> "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me, i'm carol costello. o one-on-one with the president. chris cuomo and his exclusive interview. the most pressing concerns of his second term. dueling
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Aug 19, 2013 9:00am PDT
from protesting over the weekend. president obama is now under pressure from some to cut off u.s. military aid to egypt all together. it could create a whole new set of problems. we want to talk with a middle east expert later this hour about the difficulty u.s. is facing. >>> u.n. inspectors are in sir y now. the war has been going on for more than two years. in june syrian forces crossed a red line by using a chemical agent against rebel forces. >>> now to the eastern india where express train slammed into a crowd killing at least 28 people. look that the. unbelievable video. you'll see the smoke billowing. many of the victims hindu pilgri pilgrims. they were getting off a local train when the extresz train just hit them. railway officials say those who saw the accident are furious. they set the express train on fire and beat the driver as well. >>> here is more of what we're working on for around the world. new allegations full of conspiracy theories about the death of princess diana and the car crash that killed her. british special forces were directly involved. >>> plus, pr
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Aug 12, 2013 2:00pm PDT
crimes. that is shameful. >> why are they doing this now? >> well, this is obama presidency, second term legacy building. this is a chance for the attorney general, eric holder, who is probably leaving office in the next few months and for the president to do something i think they want to be remembered for. this is something the president and the attorney general apparently have been talking about for several years. so you see i think an effort here on the part of the attorney general eric holder to leave office perhaps with something other than fast and furious to be remembered by. >> it's a huge deal. i was a little surprised that eric holder made the announcement instead of the president of the united states. you've covered the justice department and you're new to cnn, you use to work at the wall street journal. were you a little surprised the president let eric holder do this as opposed to the president making the announcement? >> i think it's one of those things that the president of the white house wanted to make sure the attorney general gets some kind of press conference, s
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Aug 28, 2013 9:00am PDT
. president obama has the support of britain and france. they have signaled they would join in a military intervention against syrian government forces. syria remains defiant. its prime minister says western nations are fabricating scenarios and coming up with false alibis to justify military intervention. >> we want to bring you inside of syria now. cnn is the only network broadcasting live from damascus, giving you a view of the crisis like nobody else can. >> fred joins us from the syrian capital. we are seeing obviously the u.s., the british, and the french. the syrian foreign minister is saying they have the materials to defend themselves and surprise others. so how is it now being viewed from where you are? >> reporter: well, it's interesting, richard, because i was just out and about town in damascus. on the face of it, a lot of people will tell you they're not afraid for their safety. they will tell you it was not their regime that used chemical weapons. they are stockpiling things like canned foods and dried foods thinking some sort of war might have come. i wouldn't say
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Aug 15, 2013 1:00pm PDT
lead. president obama today announcing the u.s. is cancelling joint military exercises with egyptian forces after the egyptian government killed hundreds of people in clashes in the street. but usa to egypt, $1.5 billion, that's still flowing. and the national lead, new jersey governor chris christie has a medical marijuana bill on his desk. we'll talk to the desperate father who publicly confronted christie, begging him to sign the bill on behalf of his ailing young daughter. >>> good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead." we'll begin with the money lead. you hear that? the closing bell on wall street and not a moment too soon. the dow fell off a cliff today, plunging more than 200 points before it was all said and done and a big part of the blame goes to the world's largest retailer. i want to get right to allison. what does walmart have to do with it? >> investors reacted to disappointing deadlines from two big companies, one cisco systems saying it's cutting 4,000 jobs, an economy that the ceo called challenging. cisco said it was cutting those jobs because it's try
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Aug 2, 2013 2:00am PDT
days. another official told cnn the obama administration is monitoring threats against the american embassy in yemen. the move came on the same day president obama met with the president of wremen who has cracked down on al qaeda. >> what we've seen is al qaeda in the peninsula or aqap move back territories it controlled. sfroo barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> the american consulate in jerusalem were among the diplomatic posts shut down last sunday. that's where cnn's vladimir is standing by. what's the latest? >> reporter: hey, john. well, even as we were setting up for this shot, official from the u.s. consulate right behind me here asked what we were doing and then proceeded to tell us that they are on heightened alert, that they have just this morning themselves security officials outside of the u.s. consulate received a warning that there are credible threats across all embassies in the middle east. in addition to that, we know that today is -- millions in iran and across the muslim world have been called on by the iranian foreign ministry to protest the palestinian situati
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Aug 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
american cruise missiles would be on the way in. president obama may not have the support of security counsel or great britain norp the majority of the american public. he sounds, however, like a man who decided to act. >> we have consulted with allies. we have consulted with congress. we've been in conversations with all the interested parties, and in no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a long-term campaign, but we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act that would help make sure that not only syria but others around the world understand what the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban and norm. >> limited narrow, no boots on the ground. that's what the president said. there is, however, the capacity for more. barbara starr who joins us shortly learned the uss san antonio is in the mediterranean with 300 troops aboard. certain, that the facts on the ground will justify the response. >> the american intelligence community has high confidence, high confidence
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Aug 25, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. policy and the comments president obama made to cnn just a few days ago. i want to bring in arol lewis and scottie hughes. good to see you. she's a new by on the show since i've been here. >> brand new, brand new. >> good to see you. i want to play what president obama told us chris cuomo about options in syria, u.s. options. listen. >> if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country, without a u.n. mandate, and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it, do we have the coalition to make it work? and, you know, those are considerations that we have to take in to account. now -- >> do you believe -- >> well, this latest event is something that we have got to take a look at. >> all right. so he's talking about mandates and coalitions, international law. that doesn't sound like a man preparing to take a military action. >> it very much does or somebody that doesn't want to take military action if he can avoid it. he wants to come in with a coalition. this is very much his style, the american style in the region.
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Aug 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >>> happening now in "newsroom" crisis in syria. president obama steadfast. >> the syrian government, in fact, carried these out. there needs to be international consequences. >> as the drums of war grow louder meeting criticism. >> i don't want to see boots on the ground or us mired in a conflict. >> ahead a former weapons inspector joins us. >>> also, fast food fiasco. >> my name is pamela powell i make $9 an hour. >> pay in priorities. a nationwide strike happening now. >>> plus, made in america -- >> this car is amazing. >> the best story of the day. the ford fusion now completely made in detroit. >> out with the old, in with the ford. >>> you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> and we're happy for detroit. we'll talk about that in a minute. good morning, i'm carol costello. we begin in syria, washington and its allies are facing growing concerns at home and abroad. so, today, the focus shifts to building a consensus. here's the latest. president obama is reportedly bending to the demands of lawmakers and will consult with congress. senator john cornyn will hold a conference call toda
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Aug 17, 2013 10:00am PDT
for sure. first lady michelle obama is opening up about that role and athena jones has the inside look. athena? >> fred, in this sunday's parade magazine, the first lady dishes on turning 50, her rules for parenting in the white house and whether a woman could soon be president. we got an early look. first lady, michelle obama, biking with her family friday on martha's vineyard and opening up to parade about raising 15-year-old malia and 12-year-old sasha. what i tell my kids is i'm preparing you for college and life so, having independence, knowing how to set your own boundaries, figuring out how to make that balance. asked about these comments to wcax -- >> as a busy single mother or busy mother -- >> she said, i give my husband credit, he knows who their friends are, their schedule, but he is not making the calls to the dance studio to figure out what classes they're taking next year. mrs. obama has also made it to point to promote healthy eating and exercise, often serving as first example. ♪ taking on jimmy fallon in a fitness battle and teaching workout moves to kids and t
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Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
negotiator chris voss calls her performance under such pressure is amazing. president obama called her just before she sat down with me tonight. i've been looking forward to meeting her since i heard that remarkable tape and i'm pleased to introduce antoinette and shortly kendra to all of you. it's extraordinary to hear this tape and there is such an outpouring of people saying how amazing you are. i think you're incredibly heroic and that's that gets thoern around a lot but you saved people's lives. how did you remain so calm throughout this? >> i was actually praying on the inside. i was terrified, but i just started praying. knowing that if i got as hysterical as i was on the inside, outside he would panic. >> so inside you were heretic? >> i was on the inside. >> we hear that at the end, once it's finally over this flood of emotion comes out. >> yes, because then i knew -- i knew they had captured him so i knew at that point in time i could actually take a breather. >> i've heard you say that your pastor talked about being anchored in the lord. is that something that got you through? >>
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Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm PDT
sunny. she joins bo obama. the dog they got when they first moved to washington. they say she's full of energy and very affectionate. that's the dog, not the first lady. they made a donation to the washington human society in her honor. >>> when we come back, the 12-year-old who was attacked by a bear twice and pretty badly injured but she lived to tell the tale. joining me is her and her father. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'. live the regular life. "stubborn love" by the lumineers did you i did. email? so what did you think of the house? did you see the school ratings? oh, you're right. hey babe, i got to go. bye daddy! have a good day at school, ok? ...but what about when my parents visit? ok. i just love this one... and it's next to a park. i love it. i love it too. here's our new house... daddy! you're not just looking for a house. you're looking for a place for your life to happen.
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Aug 20, 2013 2:00am PDT
demonstrations or fight back and escalate this time. >> reza, the obama administration is being careful with the choice of words here. they are calling it a reprogramming of some funds while the review is under way. what is the aid that is being held up? >> reporter: this is military aid and funding. some apache helicopters are not going to be delivered. several weeks ago, f-16 jet fighters were held back. essentially, it seems, washington is giving itself some flexibility. the option of turning off aid if this conflict escalates more. at least for now, they haven't made the official word that they are cutting off aid and again, if you take a step back and look at things, all the pressure and messages coming from washington, the rhetoric, these moves, no effect on this interim backed government. there are increasing signs that what they want to do is dismantle and wipe out the muslim brotherhood. >> thank you for that report. egypt's military rulers have a strong supporter this morning. saudi arabia, king abdullah condemning the muslim brotherhood and backing the violent governm
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Aug 9, 2013 9:00am PDT
great movie but there's little between the u.s. and russia now. >> president obama likely to face a few questions about the strained relations when we gives that news conference we just mentioned this afternoon. just this week the president cancelled a one-on-one meeting with president putin ahead of the g-8 summit that takes place next month. >> russia's decision to grant asylum to edward snowden was a major factor. a lot of things we're dealing with. i want to bring fran townsend into the mix. one of the thing s i remember cn covering president obama. it was the russian equivalent of camp david. putin would not look at him. he would not face him eye to yies. an obama advisor said obama sat there for more than an hour just listening to putin vent. the two of them are not going to get together. he's not going to listen to him. >> as you're leading suggested there's been for over a year and a half -- there's the iranian nuclear program. there's the boston bombings duo information. the russians have passed information to the fbi and were criticized after the boston bombing for not hav
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Aug 22, 2013 2:00am PDT
classified information in u.s. history. they are disappointed but plan to appeal and ask president obama for a pardon. if it falls through, he could be eligible for parole in seven years. >>> the court-martialed army psychiatrist who is representing himself will only be allowed to speak within his roles as a lawyer and not use jihad as part of a closing argument. he offered no defense. he did not testify and questioned no witnesses. >>> president obama kicks off a two-day bus tour with a stop at the university of buffalo. he's going to announce a new plan to make colleges more accountable and affordable by rating them and linking the ratings to financial aid. it would rank colleges by looking at tuition, graduation rates, earnings of graduates and percentage of lower income student who is attend. >>> vice president biden's son beau is expected to be releaseed from the hospital today. he underwent a successful medical procedure at a cancer center in houston. he was hospitalized after becoming weak and disoriented. it's not clear what the proce procedure was. the vice president says she's
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Aug 16, 2013 10:00am PDT
first lady, michelle obama sticking by her comment that she's like a single mother. i'm wolf blitzer in washington. we're keeping the eye on tennessthe market as when he had into the weekend. markets appear to be limping along. one analyst says traders are still a bit shell shocked now. you see the dow down 22 points. we'll continue to watch the dow jones. let's get to a major decision fa facing the new jersey governor. he said he will announce whether or not he will sign a medical marijuana bill passed by the new jersey assembly two months ago. it will make a certain form available to children. a father who's little girl suffers from seizures con fronted the mayor sgovernor saying don't let my daughter die. he said it's a complicated issue. sanjay, why is this so complicated? the state passed the measure. polls show strong support for medical marijuana. what are the concerns? >> in this particular case it probably revolves around the fact that vivian is a child, a young child. i think this is one of those situations when you look at the science and look at the impact of medications,
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